A parody of Jane Austen's novel Emma, about Cher, a popular girl who spends her days playing matchmaker, helping friends with fashion choices, advising the new girl at school on a makeover, and looking for a boyfriend.
After a single, career-minded woman is left on her own to give to birth to the child of a married man, she finds a new romantic chance in a cab driver. Meanwhile the point-of-view of the newborn boy is narrated through voice over.
Rich bitch Joanna hires country carpenter Dean to build a closet on her yacht. When the two don't see eye-to-eye, Dean is left unpaid while Joanna sets sail. The following day, Joanna is fished out of the sea, after falling overboard, suffering from amnesia. Dean sees a neat way to regain the money she owes him... he tells her she's his wife; that way Dean gets a free housekeeper and mother for his four kids. Written by
Overboard was released in 1987. In The Best of Times starring Kurt Russell, released just the year before, there are references to "Gigi", who is Kurt Russell's character's wife and also one of the opposing football players was known as "Dr. Death". In Overboard the letters "G.G." are spray painted on the boys' club house and they also refer to "Dr. Death" coming to rescue their "mother". Both movies star Kurt Russell. See more »
When Annie walks into the classroom after the teacher calls her the straps on Annie's purse keep changing from "on her shoulder to in her hands" See more »
[after Joanna leaves her husband and Dean finds out all the money is hers]
What could I possibly give you... ever... that you don't already have?
A little girl.
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This is a comedy that doesn't suffer from time or repeated viewings. It has all the trappings of a true classic. The cast, Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Edward Hermann and Roddy McDowall all put in good performances. The 4 child actors all do very well, too. The story is a funny one and it keeps me laughing. All in all, a very funny movie. I own it and will throw it in the DVD player every once in a while.
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